Hundreds of educational pioneers came together at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam on 30 May, 31 May, and 1 June 2022. If you weren’t there or would like to relive EPIC, please read the report of Day I, Day II, Day III via the above links. For the slides of the presentations of those who have agreed to make them available, please read on.
We would like to thank all our partners who helped make it truly EPIC:
Smith Communicatie, Van Nelle Fabriek, FeedbackFruits, HEREweHOLO (Vision2Watch), SURF, Vorsen, Academic Software, Amazon Web Services, Blackboard, Canvas LMS, D2L, Drieam, Edumundo NL, Evidos, Howspace, Huawei, LexisNexis, Senz Interim, theFactor.e, Vancis B.V., Zoom, Academic Routeplanner, Amberscript, Ans Exam, EBSCO Information Services, Fundatis, itslearning, Lean Libary, LessonUp, MAXQDA, Omix Beter Onderwijs, OpenEdu, Scorion Nederland, X2O Media, Xebic Onderwijs B.V., BUKU, eJournal, Kinescope, Quarterfall, Schoolyear, Uni-Life, HEREweHOLO, De Rekenwinkel, Enlight Ed, Radboudumc, Hogeschool Utrecht, Mood4food en Bourgonje.
EPIC had some EPIC keynotes. We’ll be sharing some of the presentations that were livestreamed for our online audience.
Adam Finkelstein from McGill University in Montreal opened EPIC on Monday 30 May with his keynote titled: ‘Learning environments are access points for changing teaching and learning’. Taking us on a tour past the changes McGill University has made to both the physical and the digital learning environment, he centered his talk around answering questions such as ‘How do we create innovative classrooms?’ and ‘What evidence do we have for how students learn, and what does that mean for how we teach’? Make sure you watch Adam’s entire keynote.
Dirk Van Damme (Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Curriculum Redesign) gave an inspiring talk about the paradigm shift in higher education. Although universities are very resilient, being the reason that universities are among the oldest institutions in the world, it is clear that we cannot keep the current dominant paradigm that was established after WWII. Massification is under pressure, credentialism is declining and there are growing concerns about social inequality and meritocracy. Also, higher education is not delivering the skills that are demanded by society and the workfield.
Anka Mulder & Farshida Zafar closed EPIC with their keynote on day 3. Anka (President at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and initiator of the Acceleration Plan) shared her thoughts on innovation from her role as president as well as a member of the steering committee of the Acceleration Plan. Farshida (Director of ErasmusX) shared her perspective on innovation from her role at Erasmus University. Watch their closing keynote here.
Among our own reports of day 1 | day 2 | day 3, the press and several visitors have shared their thoughts on EPIC.
‘Nederlands hoger onderwijs wereldkampioen samenwerken’ by ScienceGuide
‘Digitalisering draait om curricula, niet om apparaten’ by ScienceGuide
In ‘Lonely Planet-onderwijs’ van de toekomst kiest een student zijn eigen weg by Het Financieele Dagblad
Innovatie van het hoger onderwijs, waar staan we nu? | Drie dagen EPIC 2022 by Lotte Kips
Some of the presentations at EPIC were filmed. You can view them by clicking on the link below.
During the three EPIC days there were many inspiring and interesting sessions. We have made a selection of some of these sessions below. You can browse through the presentations.
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